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Volunteer - Community Visitor - Illawarra

Anglicare Sydney

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 20/12/2016

Job Category:

Volunteer, Community & Charity / Associations / Non-Profit

Job description:

Community Care Services is a division within Anglicare that assists elderly people lead fulfilling lives by providing life enriching care in the community. The Community Visitor Program is very special as it provides social support, friendship and group activities to isolated elderly people.

What will I do?

You will be assigned an isolated resident/s to visit socially once a week or fortnight. - Visit or run a group activity in an aged care home.
- Provide conversation, friendship and companionship.
- Assist resident with simple social activities eg walk, out for coffee (expenses covered by CVS). - Assist resident in group activities.

What Do I need?

  • an understanding of social isolation
  • Experience in coordinating group activities eg art/ crafts, music, Tai Chi.
  • Friendly personality
  • Caring attitude
  • Interested in people and able to chat about topical issues
  • Car & driver's licence & comprehensive car insurance is desirable, but not essential ( Volunteers without their own means of transport may be matched with clients whose homes are reachable by public transport)

*Volunteers who come from CALD background and speak another community language would be most welcome.*

Location
Illawarra Region

Time Commitment
A few hours every week or fortnight.

Reasonable expenses incurred for volunteering will be reimbursed e.g. buying coffee, small gifts, kilometres (a log will be given to volunteer so that they are not out of pocket). All group activity costs will be met by the Aged Care home or CVS program.

Why volunteer? Make a positive difference in an older person's life and alleviate isolation and loneliness. You will receive ongoing training & support

All Applicants will be screened and interviewed. Police checks will be conducted, prior to commencing volunteering. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator on (02) 9895 8087 or email volunteers@anglicare.org.au